In some villages, this is how people get water....from a spring in the mountain.
First stop: Deadman's Rock or maybe it was death rock. Either way, it doesn't conjure up warm and fuzzy feelings
Alive and well in front of Calibishi Bay
Just hangin' around like monkeys
Stopping outside a fishing village to pick dried beans for jewelry making - Stan the Man is the best!
One of THE largest lobster pots I have ever seen. Who knew that lobsters like coconut!
Almost all fishing villages have these storage units, if you will, where fisherman can house their fishing gear. This is an example of a better, more colorful building. In Portsmouth, the storage building is a 2 story facility.
Fishing nets, sticks to build lobster 'cages' and Calabash (remember this is the non-edible orb that they dry out, paint and use as a serving bowl).
The wheels go round and round on Stan the Man's bus - waiting for the grown ups to get on board
Stan the Man's beautiful daughter. We just happened to be driving through the town that she lives in with her mother, while she was on a lunch break from school. She was soooo excited to see her daddy.
Chaudiere Pool was one of the few destinations of our tour
Stan the Man drove us up the mountain as far as he could. Then we got out and walked the remainder of the way, which was down a steep road and through the muddy jungle.
Olivia gets a ride with Jackson
Our fearless leader, Jackson, showed us the way through the jungle and then jumped from high above the pool from the trees!! Impressive and fun to watch.
Kate thankfully jumping from the rocks and not the trees. It looks so easy and painless but it took each of the kids a long time of standing at the edge and starring at the water below, before they would actually jump.
I like this picture. It reminds me of ants crawling all over the rocks.
View from the top as we make our way back down the mountain
Beautiful Red Rocks are a stark contrast to the blue water and green landscape
Eroded like sandstone
the kids found a cave
Another awesome example of erosion
Looking west at the mountains toward Portsmouth
Kate throws rocks into the surf
Olivia's music maker
A true black sand beach (not the dirt like stuff we encountered in Guadeloupe)
Local fishing village. This is typically how they store their boats at night...on a ramp instead of a dock or anchored in the water.
Stan the Man kindly stopped at the Cassava Bakery to pick up some Cassava bread. It was warm and delicious with a hint of nutmeg
Stopping to pick star fruit fresh from the tree
The Carib Indian Territory. It is located on the northeast side of Dominica where Carib indians still live today. We visited the Interpretation Center. It was a little like the Plymouth Plantation where the lively hood was re-enacted.
Checking out the lay of the land
A woman basket weaving
A canoe carved from the Gommier tree trunk
Maggie tries this plum like fruit that ended up being extremely tart
Children walking home from school
One of the nicer roadside gift shops